English Paper 2 Section A, how to set out essay?Watch this thread
para 1 - intro
para 2 - language
para 3 - structure
para 4 - themes
para 5 - conclusion
should i set it out like that or iin another way? someone help please thanks
If anything, start with your conclusion would be a change I would say (and sod the intro out)
Intro including general ideas and context behind poems
Structure(sometimes I tie in language if its part of a structural device- no point covering the same thing twice)
Does anybody know how one would go about comparing the tone of two poems as a separate point? It seems so closely tied in with language to me, that I wouldn't bother writing about tone and language separately.
Good luck everyone for tomorrow !
2 - analyse first part of bp2 (normally imagery in useen)
3 - analyse second part of bp2 (normally language devices in useen)
4 - compare first part of bp3 (normally character)
5 - compare second part of bp3 (normally setting)
6 - discuss shared themes (bp3) (acts as conclusion)
Obv. it is flexible, say if there were 4 bullet points, but is good for accounting for the mark weighting.
1. Meaning of Poem 1
2. Langue of Poem 1
3. Structure of Poem 2
4. Meaning of Poem 2 - referring and comparing to poem 1
5. Langue of Poem 2 - referring and comparing to poem 1
6. Structure of Poem 2 - referring and comparing to poem 1
Anyone got any predictions for poems or topics that may come up in Cluster 1 tomorrow?
how long would a comparative essay have to be?
Intro - name the poems and their poets. summarise the main subject matter, and relate to the theme of the question
1 - compare in detail the ideas/meaning in the poem using pee, relate to the question
2 - compare the form and structure use PEE relate to the theme
3 - compare the language use PEE, relate to the theme
Conclusion - final consideration of essay title and make a few new comparitive points (just in case they randomly come to you)
i'm really scared about the exam. I really want to get an A in English, I got an A in my coursework but I don't think I got any higher than a B in the exam on Monday, really want to get an A tomorrow but am not confident! i always get B's in mocks, haven't improved since the beginning of the course!
One more thing though that iim confused on is... seeing as some poems express more than one theme, do we restrict ourselves to writing just about one theme for each poem? :s
-their geographical location
-the author's history if relevant
-struggles the poems show
Follow PEE (Point Evidence Explanation) and have a conclusion which is personal as you need a personal response to get an A grade. If you're looking for an A* make sure you show empathy for the speaker and their struggles. Try to speculate about phrases to show different interpretations are possible. Also, my teacher recommended avoiding having one paragraph for language, one for structure and one for form, try to have close comparison (needed for a B grade) throughout between the poems and link them conceptually eg. cultural identity.
Hope this helps! Good luck!
2 - structure of both with comparison
3 - language used with comparison
4 - feelings of the poets with comparison
5 - how i feel about the poem i prefer.
REMEMBER TO KEEP RELATING TO THE QUESTION.
Meaning (the poems meaning)
Effects (Tone- effect the poet is giving off)